FO Friday: Good Friday and Easter Sunday!

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It is Good Friday and I’m off to church again. As I will not be posting tomorrow, I will take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

It has been a busy week, what with Holy Week, knitting and the various groups I belong to. However I did manage to finish my 

Feathers and Fans for Baby Cardigan (my rav pg)

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It knit up even faster than I remembered! About two days of constantly interrupted knitting :0)

And an Easter Bunny button.

And an Easter Bunny button.

The Pattern can be found here Feathers and Fans for Baby Cardigan

Current WIP List (12)

    1. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift
    2. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    3. My Spring SocksMy design
    4. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    5. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    7. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 =  24 + 1 = 25

WIPS 2013 =  13 – 1 = 12

Used of  37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  22 + 1 = 23

Books 2013 = 11

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WIP Weds: Old pattern renewed…

tami_wipHoly week is keeping me busy; Holy Wednesday today, Maunday Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday. Our Choir is singing at most of the services. Tuck in a Craft Group meeting, a Bible Study and a Knittin Club meeting. So I might be a little pokey with my next posting. If I don’t see you, wishing you and yours a Happy Easter!

Looking back through my early patterns, I thought a little updating was called for. I am rediting and reknitting this little sweater.

Feathers and Fans for Baby Cardigan

The skirt of te sweater

The skirt of te sweater

Making excellent progress!

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Hope to be done by Friday!

Newest version of Feathers and Fans for Baby Cardigan

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift
    2. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    3. My Spring SocksMy design
    4. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    5. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    7. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 =  24

WIPS 2013 = 12 + 1 = 13

Used of  37 purchased patterns from Rav = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 =  22

Books 2013 = 10 + 1 =11

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FO Friday: Meet Maurice!

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DH spotted this little guy on Ravelry, and really liked him.

He chose the colour, and the eye. I wanted to make the happy smiling version and was voted down…

Voodoo you love me? 

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DH named him Maurice, apparently he is french :0)

So ugly he’s cute!

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Jack wasn’t as impressed

 Found on Ravelry: Colourwheel Cowl as most of you know, I am a big fan of Wingspan. this is a similar sort of thing.

Current WIP List (12)

    1. Voodoo you love me?
    2. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    4. My Spring SocksMy design
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    8. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 23 + 1 = 24

WIPS 2013 = 13 – 1 = 12

Used of 36 + 1 = 37 purchased patterns from Rav =  7 + 1 = 8 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 21 + 1 = 22

Books 2013 = 10

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WIP Weds: Last weeks disasters finally sorted out

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Hope you all had a Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Well the Soper Creek Yarn Challenge entry has been finished and delivered! Will post pics and link when challenge ends.

More on that later.

All the little disasters of last week have been sorted!

Sea of Dreams Blanket

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24″ x 18″ so far, great pattern.

Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift

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Finally finished casting on, after a poor start! We’ll see if I recommend this pattern as I get further into it…

Found on Ravelry: Just love these little guyz! Voodoo you love me?by Susan Claudino. I love what KnittinOn did with this pattern.  Liked it so much bought it and making a few.

The guys like the X for one eye and a button, yuck! I like the smiley one...

The guys like the X for one eye and a button, yuck! I like the smiley one…

I am making them for my fellas.

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge – Done, will post pics and links after challenge ends.
    2. Voodoo you love me?
    3. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift
    4. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    5. My Spring SocksMy design
    6. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    7. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    8. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    9. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    10. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22 + 1 = 23

WIPS 2013 =  13 – 1 + 1 = 13

Used of 36 + 1 = 37 purchased patterns from Rav =  7 = 28 to go

Stash Used 2013 = 19 + 2 = 21

Books 2013 = 10

Thanks again for visiting,

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FO Friday: Oops, what am I doing?

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From Wednesday on, it was surreal, I have been all thumbs! I have never had this many problems in a row! (and my chicken pot pie was a disaster too!)

Yup, the Yarn Challenge continues and I am making progress sorta!

Had to reknit another ear… Oops!

One of these ears is not like the others

One of these ears is not like the others

Wasn’t paying attention

Woot! we have a contest winner!

Yes this is a bunny!  Karen at http://nothingbutknit2.wordpress.com/ wins my “Sue’s Boxes with a Twist socks” pattern

She chose this pattern :0)

She chose this pattern :0)

Sea of Dreams Blanket

6" is just about a whole diamond :0(

6″ is just about a whole diamond :0(

Oops small disaster missed a row 6″ back, with a little frogging I’m back on track. 

Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift

Camellia Shawlette - still casting on. With the way things are going I am taking this slowly.

Camellia Shawlette – still casting on. With the way things are going I am taking this slowly.

Began casting on. I am recalling how much I enjoy casting on lace weight yarn – Not! (383 st total!) Cast on 1/2 of the stitches, put it down for the night. Next day finished it off, then realized I was using different cast on method – Oops again! Start again grrrr!

Hopeing that next week things improve.

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
    2. Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift  
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverBoth sleeves done
    4. My Spring SocksMy design
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    8. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22

WIPS 2013 =  13

Used of 36 purchased patterns from Rav =  7 = 29 to go

Stash Used 2013 = 19

Books 2013 = 10

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week :0)

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WIP Weds: It’s a secret, more clues part 3!

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Yup, the Yarn Challenge continues and I am making progress!

Another Hint! Can you guess yet? Clue 3,

Clue 3

Clue 3

Clue 1, Clue 2, The readers that guess right win a prize!

Not a Poncho, little bag, or a tea cosy, keep guessing…

Woot! we have a winner!

Yes this is a bunny! Right this is the leg. Karen at http://nothingbutknit2.wordpress.com/ wins!

Sea of Dreams Blanket

This little blanket is for a silent auction fundraiser in June.

This little blanket is for a silent auction fundraiser in June.

Love the way this is working up, thanks for the inspiration mrsmommy a friend and a really talented knitter!

Camellia shawlette – A wedding gift

My cousin is getting married in July, so lots of time to make this.

My cousin is getting married in July, so lots of time to make this.

Lovely yarn!

Rereading:  Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

A fanastical Quest, ala Princess Bride, set in ancient china. I read this many years ago. My son just finished it, so I thought I would read it again…Delightful! 

Position is everything!

Position is everything!

Jack ran out of naughtiness and fell asleep

Current WIP List (13)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
    2. Dripping with Lace-Your First Knitted Lace Shawl -A wedding gift
    3. Top Down Swing PulloverOne sleeve done
    4. My Spring SocksMy design
    5. Beryl BlanketLong term project  (60 hexs)
    6. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (17 squares)
    7. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    8. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    9. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22

WIPS 2013 = 11 + 2 = 13

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 35 – 7 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 19

Books 2013 = 9 + 1 = 10

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FO Friday: It’s a Secret, part 2

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Yup, the Yarn Challenge continues and I am making progress!

Another Hint! Can you guess yet?

2 clues so far

2 clues so far

The readers that get it right win a prize!

Book of the week:

Love in the time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Beautifully written story, winner of a Nobel Prize.

Current WIP List (11)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
    2. Top Down Swing PulloverOne sleeve done
    3. My Spring SocksMy design
    4. Beryl BlanketLong term project (2 hexs for Cast on Mania)
    5. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project (2 Box for Cast on Mania)
    6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    7. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22

WIPS 2013 = 11

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 35 – 7 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 19

Books 2013 = 9 + 1 = 10

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WIP Weds: It’s secret!

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Well one Challenge is over Cast on Mania results, and the next begins!

What am I making?

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It’s a secret!

It’s March and the fifth annual Soper Creek Yarn Challenge 2013 sponsored by my LYS.

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Bye the bye just love the yarn this year “Cascade 220 Superwash sport”, lovely soft, beautiful stuff!

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Here’s the first hint :0)

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Current WIP List (11)

    1. Soper Creek Yarn Challenge
    2. Top Down Swing PulloverOne sleeve done 
    3. My Spring SocksMy design
    4. Beryl BlanketLong term project (2 hexs for Cast on Mania)
    5. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project (2 Box for Cast on Mania)
    6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    7. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 22

WIPS 2013 = 10 + 1 = 11

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 + 1 = 35 – 7 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 19

Books 2013 = 9

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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FO Friday: Cast on mania, 28 on and 28 off!

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 Well Cast on Mania is over, Hurray! What a wild ride.

27 of 28 projects

27 of 28 projects

Family friend, visiting to watch the Hockey game on Saturday adopted it :0)

Family friend, visiting to watch the Hockey game on Saturday adopted it :0)

wk1, wk2  and wk3, finished everything to date.

Cast on Mania Ravelry Forum

(here’s the to do list for February)

Week 4 – The final push to the finish

2/21/13 A Box of Boxes Blanket My stashbusting design!

Box 16, I lightly steam pressed this project, the sock yarn responded brilliantly!

Box 16, I lightly steam pressed this project, the sock yarn responded brilliantly!

 2/22/13 Toddler Tootsies #1 My stashbusting design, 

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pair #6

pair #6

 2/24/13 A Box of Boxes Blanket Another stashbusting design!

box 17

box 17

 2/25/13 Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard

hex 58

hex 59

 2/26/13 Toddler Tootsies #1 and 2/27/13 Toddler Tootsies #2 

This is the 7th pair for a fund raiser at Church

This is the 7th pair for a fund-raiser at Church

2/28/13 Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard

This is the 60th hex, I have a long way to go yet. It is big enough to cover my lap so far!

This is the 60th hex, I have a long way to go yet. It is big enough to cover my lap so far!

2/18/13 Easy Peazy Shawl For my Kal group This is a largest project, I  did this month.

took 1 1/8th ball

took 1 1/8th ball

Well I can say I would think twice before I would attempt this again. I was exciting and interesting to watch all the projects develop on the Forum. It definitely was a challenge and I am delighted and enervated that I managed it!

The Jar for february with all the little snipits

The Jar for february with all the little snipits

Current WIP List (10)

    1. Top Down Swing PulloverOne sleeve done
    2. Easy Peazy Shawl 2.0 For my Kal group
    3. My Spring SocksMy design
    4. Beryl BlanketLong term project (2 hexs for Cast on Mania)
    5. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project (2 Box for Cast on Mania)
    6. Easy Peazy Shawlalmost
    7. Kelp Forest Shawlette very close to done
    8. Ruffle Scarffor the fall Bazaar so no hurry

FO’s 2013 = 19 +  3  = 22

WIPS 2013 = 13 – 3  = 10

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 – 7 = 27

Stash Used 2013 =  11 + 8 = 19

Books 2013 = 9

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week

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